Affordable Timber Frame Homes

Timber frames have the reputation of being vastly more expensive than a conventionally framed home. This is probably because of the dramatic vaulted ceilings, beautifully open and flowing floor plans, and huge timbers that convey strength and security–not to mention the energy efficiency possible in a timber frame home.

Timber frame homes don’t necessarily have to be expensive. When designers need to design a frame that involves a complicated roof system with many hips, gables and dormers, the price of the frame increases exponentially. We have built many beautiful homes in this exact way. See the photo below for an example of a complicated roof structure.


A home builder can work with us or their architect in designing a home that isn’t so expensive because it utilizes beautiful heavy timbers in an economical way. Utilizing a rectangle floor plan or a plan that looks like a “T” or “L” or “H” allows us to create a frame that beautiful, efficient, and designed for you and is very comparable to conventional framing in price.

Below is a photo of a timber frame home that were designed from an economical approach in floor plan design and layout.

Our standard designs are crafted with economy in mind and are easily customized to your needs. Take a look at our designs at http://www.texastimberframes.com/standarddesigns.html.

Let us know what you have in mind for your home and budget and we will be happy to work with you, whatever your dream may be.

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ddingle October 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm

What a great gallery of timber frame homes!

The Timber House is a country inn featuring post and beam construction. For those who want some impressions of a seat-of-the-pants post and beam construction project: see our blog at http://timberhouse.net/2009/10/a-brief-history-building-the-timber-house/

Cheers,
Dave Dingle

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aldrin james July 20, 2011 at 6:21 am

We all know that a house with great timber frame is very expensive that is why I am so surprised to this blog. I can’t believe that there is an affordable timber frames home that exist.

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laminatedtimber July 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. There is a lot of flexibility involved as far as design is concerned and you can model your house according to your own custom requirements. The time required for the building process is much less than the other conventional building methods.

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wholesalelogs August 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

If you want a unique, strong and comfortable house to live in a timber frame house may be an ideal home for you. The biggest advantage I can think of is money. Building it is far cheaper than building traditional wooden houses. Though the wood is strong but sometimes hard to find, you save a whole lot of money on labor and heating and cooling.

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Sash Windows September 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

Thanks for sharing..
I don’t have any experience with finishing hardwood floors. Its all new to me, but I am really interested to learn what you find out. Please keep us posted!

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loghomes77 October 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm

If you want a house that has a lot of open space and is highly ventilated you should go for time frame houses. Today’s world has a modern touch to it, and due to this people want to live in houses that are completely modernized.

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